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Kezar, Adrianna J. – 1999
The literature on college students covers five themes: (1) financing, (2) disciplinary issues, (3) diversity, (4) retention, and (5) students' roles in campus innovations and change, although most of the literature is devoted to funding and student discipline. Most of the articles dealing with financing focus on the rising cost of tuition and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Alcoholism, Cheating, College Students
Hector, Judith H.; Hector, Mark A. – 1992
This paper reports on research that examined longitudinal data on students entering Tennessee Board of Regents institutions of higher education after the implementation of a state-mandated developmental studies program. The program identifies and helps at-risk students to persist in college to graduation. Data analysis is presented from a 1986…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, College Preparation
Boylan, Hunter R. – 1983
An analysis of research on the effectiveness of developmental education is presented in this report. Chapter I highlights different perspectives on the role of developmental education at the college level; examines definitions and discusses the mission of developmental education; and puts forward a methodology for measuring its effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Research
State Univ. of New York, Saratoga Springs. Empire State Coll. – 1982
This position paper was written to answer a series of basic questions frequently asked about attrition and retention at Empire State College (ESC), New York. The questions addressed in the report are: (1) What is the attrition rate at ESC? (2) How does ESC's attrition rate compare to other colleges? (3) Who are the leavers? (4) When does attrition…
Descriptors: College Students, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Higher Education
Rendon, Laura I. – 1994
This paper examines the educational situation of minority and poor students within the nation's K-12 and higher educational system. It stresses that poor and minority children are the most underserved in America, that they still attend segregated and under-funded schools, that their drop out rate continues to be high, and that those who do manage…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Educational Improvement
Wright, Bobby – 1991
This paper reviews the history of higher education for Native Americans and proposes change strategies. Assimilation was the primary goal of higher education from early colonial times to the 20th century. Tribal response ranged from resistance to support of higher education. When the Federal Government began to dominate Native education in the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians
Kerlin, Scott P. – 1993
Providing an overview of research in the areas of diversity and multiculturalism among students and faculty in postsecondary institutions, this report examines: (1) changes in ethnicity among college students nationwide, including enrollment, participation, and completion rates by ethnic group; (2) participation, retention, and graduation rates by…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Cultural Pluralism
Scollon, Ron – 1981
Educational practice and barriers to full participation of Alaska Natives in postsecondary education were examined in an ethnographic study begun in October 1980 by the University of Alaska. Focus was on the institutional placement, organization, and functioning of gatekeeping encounters within the university, primarily the central Fairbanks…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Alaska Natives, College Attendance
Pinkston, Ria R. – 1987
The needs of adult college students (25 years old or older) and support services that could promote achievement and retention of these nontraditional students are considered, based on the literature on current research. Of concern are students enrolled in credit courses at two-year or four-year institutions. Attention is directed to four kinds of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Adult Students, Ancillary School Services
Hayes, Mabel E. – 1990
This paper analyzes the status of minority women in higher education in relation to recruitment, retention, fair employment, and equity. Recent research on the American Professoriate showed women made up 27 percent of full-time faculty members and that 10 percent of full- and part-time faculty members are members of a minority. In the California…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Asian Americans, Blacks, College Administration
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Price, James H.; Oden, Lorette – Health Educator: Journal of Eta Sigma Gamma, 1996
Few traditionally black colleges offer health education classes or majors. This results in a dearth of African American graduate students and college level health faculty. The article reviews these problems and suggests steps predominantly white colleges can take to improve the recruitment and retention of African American students and faculty.…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, Black Teachers, College Faculty
Bair, Carolyn Richert; Haworth, Jennifer Grant – 1999
Forty to sixty percent of students who begin doctorates in selective colleges and universities do not persist to graduation. Although numerous research studies have focused on doctoral attrition and persistence, there have been no systematic studies because, among other reasons, there are no nationwide databases on attrition as there are for…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Dropout Research
Wald, Judy L. – 1996
This paper identifies issues associated with the supply and demand of culturally and linguistically diverse teaching professionals, particularly special educators. It notes an alarming disparity between the supply and the demand of special education teaching professionals representing diverse populations. First, data on general and special…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Cultural Differences, Data Collection, Disabilities
Lamb, Ainslie – 1993
The expansion of higher education in the 1960s from an elite to a mass activity has led inevitably to a demand that higher education be responsive and accountable to the wider community. There are several approaches to evaluation of quality and economic effectiveness in higher education institutions and programs. In the mid-1980s, Australia's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
Thomason, Timothy C. – 1999
There is a great need to increase the number of American Indian students in psychology, especially in clinical and counseling psychology. Nationally, there are fewer than 200 American Indian psychologists, and most mental health services for Indian people are provided by paraprofessionals, who may be poorly trained for this function. In addition,…
Descriptors: American Indians, College Students, Higher Education, Labor Needs
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